Seafood Galore

There’s nothing like waking up early on a beautiful Saturday morning and heading out to the fish market for the fresh catch of the day. You could buy it from your grocery store but the whole experience is about going to the fish market and having a large selection to choose from, all displayed on huge tables of ice in front of you not to mention the heavy fish smell! Seafood is amazing simply because there are so many ways to prepare it whether it be baking, broiling, frying, sautéing, or broiling. What’s also cool is that you can integrate seafood into almost any dish you want to make: seafood guacamole, shrimp with pasta, crab meat with rice, octopus in salads, etc. Another great benefit is that fish is extremely healthy for you. Many of the common benefits include lowering blood pressure, reducing risk of heart disease, reducing depression, and preventing cancer.

Here is the recipe for the breadcrumb coating commonly used with frying fish.

BreadCrumb Coating for Fried Seafood

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of breadcrumbs (I use Panko breadcrumbs)
Directions:
  1. Place your ingredients in 3 bowls, one for each (place them in this order: flour, eggs, breadcrumbs)
  2. Coat the fish with flour first
  3. Dip it in the beaten egg mixture
  4. Lastly, coat the fish with the breadcrumbs
  5. Fry the breadcrumb coated fish

The Small Fresh Squids Ready to be Cleaned!

-Make sure you clean the squid if you didn’t buy it cleaned already. There’s a lot inside of them that you have to take out including this clear thin piece of cuttlebone-looks pretty neat. Here’s a website that may assist you in cleaning squid yourself :

http://susaneatslondon.com/2011/12/09/cleaning-squid/

Boiling Shrimps

-These are very quick to make-5 minutes on average-but it really depends on the size of your shrimp. It’s important that you do not overcook these or else they will become tough and rubbery. One of the most common signs that your shrimp are done cooking is when they turn a pink color.

The Catfish with Spices

-The catfish is relatively easy as well. All you do is cut the fish into slices, coat it with some spices, and dip it in the breadcrumb recipe and you’re done after frying them!

A Bass and Red Snapper Stuffed with a Medley of Herbs

-You can use any of your favorite herbs or spices to stuff these fish. I put rosemary, sage, and a couple of lemon slices among other spices inside them.

What’s your favorite seafood?

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6 thoughts on “Seafood Galore

  1. Seafood is my all-time favourite food! Thanks for the tips – I’ve been wanting to try making my own calamari for a while but, I gotta admit, the sheer ick factor of the squid puts me off. Will brave that link and give it a go.

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